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is all about. people who maintain an almost total skepticism about what government can accomplish for the good of this country. he talked about all the good things government does, whether it's education or it's a safety net or it's regulation when it has to be done in terms of big business. he launched all those good reasons and then he said, of course, there are people who retain a reasonable skepticism about the role of government in this country. that debate is going to continue. i thought that was an amazing effort. he's not going to win any support from the tea party. he might win though, the congressman may know better, he might be able to make some of the people who represent the suburbs who are not so far right realize this guy is not their enemy. he is somewhat to their left but he's probably as reasonable as anybody to their right in terms of politics these days. >> chris -- >> i think the battle today is between people that want government to function, want the debate to continue, and people that want to take their ball and go home and end government, shut it down, use
. the government has the right to regulate in any way to the limits of the law. they absolutely can do that and they have a compelling interest in doing that. there are things the executive could do without congress and the president should do them all. we haven't had an atf, head of the atf for six years. they should vigorously go after gun trafficking. a lot of weapons are bought in the secondary market. >> 40% of gun sales have no background check whatsoever. >> exactly. >> 40%. >> exactly. all you would have to do to close that up would be to say, okay, fine, if you sell a gun to someone who otherwise couldn't pass a background check, then the liability for any crime committed with that weapon rebounds to you. that would create an incentive for people to do it on their own without any mandate from congress, that people would start doing background checks if they thought they could be liable. >> many of our viewers have been watching new york governor andrew cuomo who at this point the new york assembly at this moment is voting through an assault weapons ban and the reduction of mag
in all excited to undo the government, and they didn't understand that as speaker his job is to not undo the government. so he's had this problem where he can't please conservatives like hugh hewitt because they want him to champion real conservative principles but he can't get re-elected in his district, and republicans can't win on a national level if they champion those same values. i think right now boehner has chosen to just go quiet and sort of back away from the debate. >> dana, if you exclude his re-election as speaker, tomorrow marks the four-week anniversary since he made a public appearance. in that time the president of the united states no less has made 11. is there a strategy behind the retreat of the happless speaker? >> the problem here is for he goes out there, he's going to find all these daggers in his back from his own membership. so that's why he's been rather quiet now. he's meeting with -- privately with his members down in williamsburg at a retreat right now. it's a problem overall for the republican party because they don't have a very clear leader. it's not clea
and international people who depend on our form of fiscal government and integrity, and so he's talking apples and oranges. we have to deal with spending, but spending cuts doesn't necessarily mean that you're saving money. you can cut health care. you can cut education. you can cut supporting the military, and you can pay for that one way or the other, and that means more money. so just slashing across the board and recklessly saying we're spending too much money on these things, people on social security didn't cause this crisis. people on medicare didn't cause it. poor people are not responsible for the deficit we have today, and the records show that. so hurting them may make you feel good, but every republican has somebody, some memory of everybody in their family that was not well off, and i think the president is going to remind them of that. >> congressman charles rangel, as ever, thank you so much, sir. >> thank you, martin. >> stay with us. much more ahead. >>> time for the your business entrepreneur of the week. kathleen king had a successful bakery business in the hamptons, but a p
't take the necessary actions to make themselves once again a viable, national governing party. >> i haven't seen the polling on this, but i'm pretty sure concerns over a new monarchy are not topping the list for average americans right now. >> thank you, both. >>> next, paul ryan says no to the people devastated by hurricane sandy. what a guy. stay with us. >> if the nra's got a list that obama for america has a bigger list. and it is time to get activated. ♪ [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgive
government is taking all your guns away. >> limiting your second amendment rights is priority one. >> wet dream plan. >> 1776 will commence again. >> one inch further i'm going to start killing people. >> why would you ever want to take away this man's guns? >> a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. >> colin powell used to be a republican. i don't think he is any longer. >> they engaged in birtherism. >> wia is weapons of mass destruction has been found, it was colin powell. >> we have the same murder rate of belgium. >> martin luther king would agree with me if he were alive today. >> how did he die again? if only the for instance brought to this country in chains had been allowed to have guns. >> how sick are these people? >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> i think the ad is spot on. >> it wasn't about the president's daughters. >> i think it's reprehensible. >> some of the people who run that thing are sick. >> these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. >> answer all their letters to santa claus. >> he could apologize
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